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George (tenth century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1428
Diameter 22 mm
Condition In two pieces soldered together in modern times.

Obverse

A bird (a goose?), high on his feet, in profile moving toward the left, with the beak holding a branch or a flower. No inscription. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in three lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ
οηθγε
οργι

Κύριε βοήθει Γεοργίου

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Γεοργίου.

Lord, help George.

Commentary

Note the genitive in the reverse invocation in the place of a dative.